Archive for the 'Donald Trump' Category

KEEF KNIGHT COMMENTS ON SCOTT ADAMS…

November 24th, 2016

Since last August I’ve been following Scott Adams’ Master Persuader theme concerning the inevitable (Adam’s called the election on 13 August of LAST YEAR) and no matter how much you hate our president-elect, you owe yourself the time to read Adam’s analysis, if for no other reason than to be best equipped to deal with […]

GODZILLA—DR. ROBERT CIALDINI—EMERGES…

November 22nd, 2016

So, about two years ago Oliver Burkeman wrote in This column will change your life: false reasons for The Guardian, about how people convince us to elect them to public office. That column now, in retrospect, seems a template for the past 15 months. Everyone knows politics is a cynical game: to last a week […]

THE BARRICADES WILL CRUMBLE WITHOUT PEOPLE…

November 19th, 2016

Yes, I understand that this posting violates my no news rule until after Thanksgiving, but I trust Ralph Nader far more than the usual crew and he’s offering his unfiltered opinion on events, not news, so deal. Optimists are hoping for a Trump makeover. They cling to his brief victory remarks suggesting that he wants […]

TOO CLOSE TO CALL AND THE MORNING AFTER…

November 9th, 2016

So, I’m off to bed at 0204. I will be very, very surprised if I don’t wake up to news of Donald Trump’s victory. For years I have tried to tell my friends here in Cuyahoga County that there is a great dissatisfaction in the rest of Ohio—and now, clearly in the rest of the […]

THIS EXPLAINS OUR 18-MONTH NIGHTMARE…

November 8th, 2016

Via Mano Singham… Then Seth Myers throws a couple of mazeltov cocktails on the campaign. (My favorite bit though, comes at the 5:50 timemark.)

DONALD TRUMP, HILLARY CLINTON: THE CLOSERS…

November 6th, 2016

Since I don’t own a television set, the only place I ever see political advertising is when, like this morning, I go looking on line for them. I’ve already cast my vote for Jill Stein so the ads have no effect on me. Do they have any effect on you? And below the fold…? Well

WE THE PEOPLE MUST GATHER THE SILVER…

November 5th, 2016

Ralph Nader, writing in The Silver Linings of Silver-Tongued Donald, discovers the seemingly impossible from Election 2016: Are there any silver linings to the tumultuous, degrading, sordid presidential campaign of Donald Trump—a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king, and supreme hypocrite to his own accusations about others? Yes. Here are seven: 1. New York Times […]

TRUMPLAND IS NOT AN AMUSEMENT PARK…

November 4th, 2016

So, yesterday I wrote in FBI AGENTS RESIGNED OVER COMEY’S DECISION… about how FBI agents had handed in letters of resignation in protest over FBI Director James Comey’s decision earlier this year to give Hillary Clinton a pass on criminal charges resulting from her infamous email server. I was prompted by Neal Gabler, writing for […]

FBI AGENTS RESIGNED OVER COMEY’S DECISION…

November 3rd, 2016

As a writer I’ve long been aware of The Master’s understanding and use of The MacGuffin in film. I confess that I missed this connection in the dumpster fire that is our national election this year. Neal Gabler, writing in Alfred Hitchcock Explains James Comey, the Media and 2016’s ‘MacGuffin’ for Moyers & Company, makes […]

WHY IS ADAMS THE ONLY ONE MAKING SENSE…?

October 31st, 2016

So, I had several long conversations over the weekend trying to make sense of the latest news out of FBI Director Steve Comey. I’ve turned the news every way I can think of and I just can’t buy into all the conspiracy theories coming from both the Republicans and the Democrats. I think Comey is […]

THERE BUT FOR THE HEEL SPURS…

October 30th, 2016

Don’t know what heel spurs are? Me either.

THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS NOT HATE…

October 25th, 2016

Years ago one of my rabbis taught me that the opposite of love is not hate but rather indifference. If we can’t be loved, we’ll take someone hating us over being ignored. One of the thoughts I’ve had in recent years is that the smart phones both isolate us from attention and simultaneously bathe us […]

WIPE HIS FAT ASS WITH THE CONSTITUTION…

October 20th, 2016

[Update at 1100] Mano Singham nailed the moment in the debate when the spectacle started going off the rails. It started when she got a question about what the WikiLeaks release of her campaign’s emails revealed about her views on trade and immigration. After a quick non-substantive response, she pivoted to talking about Russian involvement […]

WE CAN’T IGNORE THE POTTERY BARN RULE…

October 20th, 2016

Americans of a certain class and lineage were aghast when President John Kennedy went outside without a hat. What might those people think of Donald Trump? Matt Taibbi in The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump for Rolling Stone, writes:Keeping up with Trump revelations is exhausting. By late October, he’ll be caught whacking it outside […]

THEY GET TRUMP’S JOKES DON’T THEY…?

October 18th, 2016

So, how clueless is the Alt-Right? Pretty fecking clueless given the failure to get an obviously satirical tweet from raandy on Sunday that read: i love working at the post office in Columbus, Ohio and ripping up absentee ballots that vote for trump Of course the Trumpists went into full-blown pitchforks and torches mode at […]

FDOTM* ON MOONSPLAINING PUSSY GRABBING…

October 18th, 2016

*First Dog On The Moon…

CAN A GOOD PERSON SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP…?

October 16th, 2016

TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE BILLIONAIRE WANNABES…

October 16th, 2016

I had a conversation yesterday about whether or not Trump supporters were working or middle class. I came down on the side of working class because I think the people we see chanting at rallies and calling for revolutions are predominantly disaffected working class Americans. Sarah Smarsh, writing in Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media […]

A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD BEFORE THE TAPE…

October 13th, 2016

I thought America would brush off the Trump-Bush tape because so much equally, or even more, hideous material had already been revealed in the past year and my assessment of the effect of Trump’s locker room talk—despite what other have very publicly claimed, I have heard plenty of such talk (particularly in the Military) before—was […]

TREVOR NOAH AND BILLY BUSH’S BANG BUS…

October 12th, 2016

Trevor needs to watch Mad Men. (Watch No. 4 closely for the signature Don Draper move.)

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